TCU stuns No. 17 Baylor, 62-22
TCU dominated No. 17 Baylor, winning 62-22 in Waco Saturday.
“We knew he had to get points every possession because Baylor can score quickly,” TCU quarterback Kenny Hill said.
Saturday’s win broke the tie in the all-time series, as TCU now leads the series 53-52-7.
TCU’s 62 points were the most scored in its 112-game history against Baylor.
“The offense got their swagger back,” TCU head coach Gary Patterson said.
TCU’s 688 yards of total offense were a season-high and the eighth-most in TCU history. It was the highest total since a 750-yard effort at Texas Tech last season. The Horned Frogs are 3-2 against Baylor since joining the Big 12 in 2012.
Here are five takeaways from the Horned Frogs performance:
1.Kenny Hill looked like a new man
Hill had 202 yards passing and a touchdown on 14 of 25 passing against Baylor in the first half.
He finished with 244 yards passing and a touchdown on 17 of 30 passing.
Hill was zipping passes, making quick reads, and running when the openings appeared.
He also ran for a team-high 74 yards in the first 30 minutes, including a scramble for 40 yards. Hill’s 85 yards rushing was his second-best total of the season.
Contrast this with his performance against Texas Tech. Hill passed for 160 yards and an interception on 16 of 29 passing and ran for 35 yards on six carries.
“I understand why I didn’t finish the game last week, and it woke me up,” Hill said.
2. TCU run game dominated
TCU put an emphasis on the ground game which gave the team 59 total carries that went for 431 rushing yards.
Kyle Hicks ran for a career-high 192 yards and five touchdowns after not practicing the entire week because of a lower-body injury.
Baylor was his fourth 100-yard game of the season and his career.
Hicks’ five rushing touchdowns tie for second-best in a game in TCU history with Tony Jeffery (5, vs. Tulane, 1986) and second to LaDainian Tomlinson (6, vs. UTEP, 1999).
Hicks’ scoring runs of 6, 22, 3, 18 and 3 yards gave him a team-high 12 rushing scores on the season. He tops TCU with 14 total touchdowns on the year.
“The success came from great blocking by my offensive line, and the wide receivers did a great job blocking down field as well,” TCU running back Kyle Hicks said.